1997-02-05 - Re: AltaVista Tunnel

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From: Rick Osborne <osborne@gateway.grumman.com>
To: Anil Das <cypherpunks@toad.com
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Reply To: <199702051525.HAA28716@toad.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-02-05 18:53:37 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 10:53:37 -0800 (PST)

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From: Rick Osborne <osborne@gateway.grumman.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 10:53:37 -0800 (PST)
To: Anil Das <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: AltaVista Tunnel
In-Reply-To: <199702051525.HAA28716@toad.com>
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At 03:48 AM 2/5/97 -0800, Anil Das wrote:
>I should be happy that you are bashing a competitor and all, but give
>them a break, OK? The marketing dweeb who has to do product pitches
>on roadshows is not the same as the design engineer who designs the
>system and sets technical standards. There can be a big difference in
>technical knowledge about the product, and even basic competency,
>between the two.

Oh, I understand that.  But I do expect at least a *tiny* bit of knowledge
on the product by said marketers.  I mean,  the entire base of PPTP is
crypto.  It's like trying to explain a word processor without knowing what
a paragraph is.  When I went to the networks guys, they answered every one
of my questions about the routers, packet sniffing, etc. without
hesitation.  The nice lady with the .5TB RAID array was just as competent.
The only person in that entire truck that couldn't answer my questions was
this one guy.  It just goes back to the old thread of "why don't people
know about crypto?"
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